Blessed is He who Comes! (Part 2)



The International Pre-Requisite to Yeshua’s Coming

Yeshua is the King of the Jews, and the King of Kings. He is the son of David and the son of God. He is the King of Israel and the Head of the Church. Therefore, the final triumphal entry must have both an International dimension and an Israelite dimension.

In the same way, the promise of His coming must have an international prerequisite, as well as the Israelite one. The Israelite prerequisite we just read in Matthew 23; the International one is found in Matthew 24:

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a witness to every ethnic group; and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).

So, there are two major themes of the Kingdom of God which prepare the way for the Second Coming: first, the gospel to all the nations; then the restoration of Israel (both physically and spiritually). These two kingdom themes are found throughout the Bible in hundreds of passages.

They are summarized so simply and succinctly by Yeshua in Matthew 24 and Matthew 23. They may be considered the two general prerequisites for the Second Coming of Yeshua. When Yeshua returns, He will set up His Millennial Messianic kingdom on earth. Its capital will be Jerusalem; there will be peace and prosperity among all the nations; the devil will be bound and imprisoned for a thousand years (Isaiah 2, Revelation 20, etc.).